Period
to 23 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Cisco Firepower skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco Firepower over the 6 months to 23 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cisco Firepower (formerly Sourcefire Firepower)
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 690 796 799
Rank change year-on-year +106 +3 +77
Contract jobs citing Cisco Firepower 133 99 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.097% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% 0.72% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 62 34
UK median daily rate £425 £395 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -12.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £350
90th Percentile £583 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £400 £500
% change year-on-year -3.75% -20.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Cisco Firepower is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,731 13,730 13,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.98% 13.44% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,132 8,396 7,813
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £200 £203 £200
90th Percentile £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 760 739
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.01 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +21.12% +8.57% -33.33%

Cisco Firepower
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cisco Firepower as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Firepower in the UK

Cisco Firepower
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco Firepower.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Firepower in the UK

Cisco Firepower
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Firepower over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Firepower in the UK

Cisco Firepower
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Firepower within the UK over the 6 months to 23 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +99 124 £425 +7.59% 23
UK excluding London +66 93 £385 -3.75% 16
London +61 37 £475 +26.67% 7
South East +39 26 £383 -12.57% 5
Midlands +38 22 £306 -5.77% 3
North of England +41 18 £375 -3.85% 5
South West -10 18 £450 +38.46%
West Midlands +39 17 £344 +9.13% 3
North West +22 15 £350 -10.26% 3
Scotland +34 5 £275 -
East Midlands +17 4 £245 -24.62%
East of England +19 3 £513 +28.13% 3
Yorkshire +18 3 £375 -2.28% 2
Wales - 2 £260 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Firepower also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Cisco Firepower.

1 129 (96.99%) Cisco
2 89 (66.92%) Firewall
3 69 (51.88%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (51.13%) Cisco ASA
5 60 (45.11%) CCNP
6 53 (39.85%) Cisco Nexus
7 46 (34.59%) CheckPoint
8 45 (33.83%) WAN
9 42 (31.58%) Network Security
10 41 (30.83%) F5
11 40 (30.08%) Data Centre
12 32 (24.06%) BGP
13 30 (22.56%) Wireless
13 30 (22.56%) LAN
14 28 (21.05%) CCIE
15 27 (20.30%) Palo Alto
16 26 (19.55%) AWS
17 25 (18.80%) CCNA
18 22 (16.54%) VPN
19 21 (15.79%) Security Cleared
20 20 (15.04%) OSPF
20 20 (15.04%) VMware
20 20 (15.04%) Cisco ISE
21 19 (14.29%) Migration
21 19 (14.29%) Juniper
22 18 (13.53%) Load Balancing
23 16 (12.03%) Finance
23 16 (12.03%) SSL
23 16 (12.03%) Blue Coat
23 16 (12.03%) Azure

Cisco Firepower
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.51%) Skype for Business
2 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (3.01%) IIS
3 3 (2.26%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (3.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.55%) AWS
2 16 (12.03%) Azure
3 6 (4.51%) Office 365
4 5 (3.76%) IaaS
5 4 (3.01%) PaaS
6 1 (0.75%) Akamai
6 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (66.92%) Firewall
2 68 (51.13%) Cisco ASA
3 53 (39.85%) Cisco Nexus
4 45 (33.83%) WAN
5 42 (31.58%) Network Security
6 32 (24.06%) BGP
7 30 (22.56%) LAN
7 30 (22.56%) Wireless
8 22 (16.54%) VPN
9 20 (15.04%) Cisco ISE
9 20 (15.04%) OSPF
10 16 (12.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 16 (12.03%) SSL
11 14 (10.53%) Cisco Wireless
11 14 (10.53%) TCP/IP
11 14 (10.53%) VoIP
12 13 (9.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 13 (9.77%) MPLS
13 12 (9.02%) NetScaler
14 11 (8.27%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.01%) Big Data
2 2 (1.50%) MySQL
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (3.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (3.01%) MSI
2 4 (3.01%) WiX
3 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (12.03%) Finance
2 7 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.01%) Banking
3 4 (3.01%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.50%) Billing
4 2 (1.50%) Norwegian Language
5 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (55.64%) Network Engineer
2 31 (23.31%) Security Engineer
3 29 (21.80%) Network Security Engineer
4 27 (20.30%) Cisco Engineer
5 26 (19.55%) Architect
5 26 (19.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 17 (12.78%) Consultant
6 17 (12.78%) Network Architect
7 11 (8.27%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 9 (6.77%) Cisco Architect
8 9 (6.77%) Cisco Network Architect
9 8 (6.02%) Firewall Engineer
9 8 (6.02%) Network Consultant
9 8 (6.02%) Security Consultant
10 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (4.51%) Cisco Consultant
11 6 (4.51%) Cisco Network Consultant
12 5 (3.76%) Data Centre Architect
12 5 (3.76%) Network Security Consultant
12 5 (3.76%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.51%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.01%) .NET
2 4 (3.01%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.50%) XML
3 2 (1.50%) XMPP
4 1 (0.75%) HTML
4 1 (0.75%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 40 (30.08%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.02%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (3.76%) Clustering
3 5 (3.76%) Cyber Defence
3 5 (3.76%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.26%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.50%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.75%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.75%) Life Science
6 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.75%) Replication
6 1 (0.75%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.53%) Windows
2 10 (7.52%) Linux
3 7 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.01%) Unix
5 2 (1.50%) Check Point GAiA
6 1 (0.75%) Solaris
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.29%) Migration
2 18 (13.53%) Load Balancing
3 14 (10.53%) ITIL
4 11 (8.27%) Project Delivery
5 10 (7.52%) Network Architecture
5 10 (7.52%) Presales
6 9 (6.77%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.02%) DevOps
7 8 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (5.26%) DNA
8 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (4.51%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (4.51%) Data Protection
9 6 (4.51%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (4.51%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.76%) Computer Science
10 5 (3.76%) Network Design
10 5 (3.76%) Software Engineering
11 4 (3.01%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.77%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.51%) Python
3 5 (3.76%) SQL
4 4 (3.01%) VB
5 2 (1.50%) C
6 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 69 (51.88%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (45.11%) CCNP
3 28 (21.05%) CCIE
4 25 (18.80%) CCNA
5 21 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 14 (10.53%) SC Cleared
7 8 (6.02%) CCSA
7 8 (6.02%) Degree
8 7 (5.26%) CISSP
9 5 (3.76%) CCDA
9 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.01%) CCDP
10 4 (3.01%) CCSP
10 4 (3.01%) CCVP
10 4 (3.01%) CISM
10 4 (3.01%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.50%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (1.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.50%) NIST
2 2 (1.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.51%) XenApp
4 5 (3.76%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.76%) VMware NSX
5 4 (3.01%) Snort
5 4 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.26%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (8.27%) Stealthwatch
2 8 (6.02%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (4.51%) Nessus
5 5 (3.76%) Ansible
5 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.76%) QRadar
6 4 (3.01%) FortiGate
6 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (3.01%) SCOM
6 4 (3.01%) SCOrch
6 4 (3.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.50%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.50%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco LMS
8 1 (0.75%) Kibana
8 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.75%) Puppet
8 1 (0.75%) SCCM
8 1 (0.75%) vRealize
Vendors
1 129 (96.99%) Cisco
2 46 (34.59%) CheckPoint
3 41 (30.83%) F5
4 27 (20.30%) Palo Alto
5 20 (15.04%) VMware
6 19 (14.29%) Juniper
7 16 (12.03%) Blue Coat
8 15 (11.28%) Fortinet
9 13 (9.77%) Citrix
9 13 (9.77%) Meraki
9 13 (9.77%) SolarWinds
10 11 (8.27%) Microsoft
11 9 (6.77%) Symantec
12 8 (6.02%) IronPort
13 7 (5.26%) Forcepoint
13 7 (5.26%) IBM
14 5 (3.76%) HP
15 4 (3.01%) McAfee
15 4 (3.01%) Zscaler
16 3 (2.26%) FireEye